How To Scribe Skirting Boards: Get The Perfect Corner Cut

Internal join where two pieces of skirting board meet
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Want to know how to scribe skirting boards, but have never been quite sure what it actually means? In a nutshell it's an alternative option to mitre joints for creating internal joins on skirting boards.

Scribe skirting joins only involves one cut which recreates the profile of the skirting board it’s going to be joined to. Which in turn creates a flexible, but tight fit that leaves fewer gaps than mitre joints. Ideal if painting skirting boards. You won’t need to worry about filling and fixing before you add a coat of paint.

Here we give you the lowdown on how to scribe simple and intricate skirting board types for a flawless finish. 

How To Scribe Skirting Boards: A Quick and Easy DIY Guide

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.